| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:13 PM
USC led California, 41-32, on Wednesday night as the Trojans sought their first Pac-12 Conference victory this season.
Forward Byron Wesley and center Omar Oraby led USC with nine points each at the Galen Center.
Cal was led by freshman guard Jordan...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:11 PM
USC won its first Pac-12 Conference game of the season Wednesday night, and California lost its first, as the Trojans defeated the Golden Bears, 77-69, at the Galen Center.
USC, 10-9 overall and 1-5 in conference play, was led by forward Nikola...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Waiting for Dunk City …
It's another slow night at the half-filled Galen Center, no lines at the gleaming concession stands, desolation on the wide concourses, the referee's whistle audible even in the men's restroom.
The hearty few USC fans...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 3:53 PM
What a thrill it is to welcome any other Big Ten school to this year's Rose Bowl.
Thank you, Michigan State Spartans, for not being Wisconsin.
Thanks for your childlike exuberance in advance of the historic 100th game.
"They'll get to see some movie...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:00 PM
BERKELEY — University of California football fans are lucky in the sense there is no more beautiful venue to get ear-holed than Memorial Stadium.
After all, you could be lousy and freezing.
Losing always goes down easier with a view of San...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:33 PM
The late-show time slot on Saturday night continues to provide enthralling bedtime stories.
Ah, but what do those games mean anyway?
This weekend, two heart-stoppers only affected the Bowl Championship Series title race plus the Rose and Fiesta bowls....
| Nov 16, 2013
Adding to the mysteries in your column is Rankman slotting in USC as No. 25. If a 7-3 Notre Dame team that beat No. 14 Michigan State and No. 22 Arizona State doesn't deserve to be ranked (and they don't), then how can a 7-3 USC team that lost to Notre...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Attention all impersonators of Woody Hayes: Don't get all bent out of Buckeye shape with this week's order change. Just let things play out. Baylor moves ahead of Ohio State for now because that's exactly what will happen in the next Bowl Championship...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Ed Orgeron happily rocked the world of USC players when he returned desserts to the training table after taking over as the Trojans' interim coach.
On Monday, Orgeron again played the food card.
During USC's team meeting, he treated the Trojans to...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:23 PM
One reason Penn State has played so many freshmen this season (read more about that here) has been the dwindling numbers in the team's upper classes. As to why that's happened, let's revisit the 2010 recruiting class. Zach Zwinak (photo......
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:24 PM
Angus Brandt scored a career-high 27 points as host Oregon State beat Towson, 76-67, Wednesday night and avenged an upset loss in overtime to the Tigers a year ago.
Devon Collier added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Beavers (6-2),...